Teaching cognitive behavioral techniques to an adolescent with depression [electronic resource] .
- Other Title:
- APA PsycTHERAPY.
- [Washington, D.C.] : American Psychological Association, 
1 streaming video file (40 min., 06 sec.)
- Cognitive therapy.
Depression in adolescence.
- Medical subjects:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Depression -- psychology.
- Streaming videos.
- System Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
- "Dr. John Curry provides cognitive behavioral strategies to a seventeen-year-old, African-American girl with depression. Curry begins the session by showing the client the "Depression Triangle," a classic visual demonstration of the interplay among one's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. He notes that the first component of cognitive behavioral therapy involves monitoring emotions to determine when and why they become more positive or negative. Curry helps the client begin this process by writing and ranking events in the past week using an "Emotion Thermometer" worksheet and encourages the client to continue to monitor herself by keeping a mood record. He then explains that changing one's behavior can change one's mood. Curry advises the client to increase activities that bring her pleasure, including going to the zoo, spending time with friends, cooking, and writing. He provides her with an "Increasing Pleasant Activities" worksheet to track these activities. Together they make a behavioral contract, which includes the actions she intends to take, as well as a concrete reward if she completes these actions. Finally, he educates the client about problem solving and praises her for taking this step when she was in a fight with her friend and when she was receiving poor grades. At the end of every step, Curry assesses the likelihood the client will follow through with her commitment and ensures her motivation. In conclusion, they review her behavioral contract and discuss what she learned during the session."
- Part of the APA PsycTHERAPY collection.
- Curry, John F., interviewer.
American Psychological Association, issuing body.
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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